Geothermal Heat Flow in the Gulfs of California and Aden

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Science  14 Jun 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3572, pp. 1207-1208
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3572.1207


Eighteen measurements in and near the gulfs of California and Aden indicate the geothermal flux is several times the world-wide mean of 1.2 x 10-6 cal/cm2 sec in both regions. Both gulfs closely coincide with the intersection of oceanic rises with continents and have likely been formed under tensional forces, which suggests an association with mantle convection currents.